Cancer survivorship care planning begins at diagnosis, and it begins with the Treatment Plan.
The Treatment Plan includes:5
- Contact information for the patient’s healthcare team (to facilitate the coordination of care)
- A brief summary of the patient’s diagnosis and health history (not to take the place of the full medical record)
- An outline of the plan for cancer care, including any surgeries, radiation, chemotherapy or other therapies that may be scheduled
The Treatment Plan should be discussed between the patient and oncology provider before treatment begins. It can help guide a conversation between the provider and patient about what’s important and any concerns the patient may have, including questions about treatment options and possible side effects.
The Treatment Plan can be shared with other providers caring to improve the coordination of care.6
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